Stream Record Store Day 2015 Releases Before They Come Out

Posted by Billy Gil, April 15, 2015 07:31pm | Post a Comment

Record Store Day is happening April 18, with more than 500 exclusive and first-run releases coming out that day. Ahead of RSD, you can stream some of those releases now.

Johnny Marr – “I Feel You” (Depeche Mode cover)

OK, breathe, ’80s rock fans: Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has covered Depeche Mode’s bluesy 1993 single “I Feel You” for a limited-edition RSD 7”. It’s backed by (breathe again) a live cover of The Smiths’ “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want.” Stream it via Slicing Up Eyeballs.


Anton Newcombe and Tess Parks – “Cocaine Cat”

Singer/songwriter Tess Parks and Anton Newcombe of Brian Jonestown Massacre are set to release an album together June 29 called I Declare Nothing, and the first taste is coming out on RSD. Featuring Parks’ husky croon and Newcombe’s shadowy guitarwork combine for a spellbinding slice of aural candy. Hear it via The Line of Best Fit.


Diarrhea Planet / Those Darlins Live from Pickathon: Diarrhea Planet & Those Darlins

In celebration of both RSD and L.A. label Easy Sound Recording Company’s one-year anniversary, Easy Sound has teamed with Portland’s Pickathon fest for a monthly series of limited-edition vinyl releases culled from 15 years of the festival’s performances. The first release in the series, Live from Pickathon: Diarrhea Planet & Those Darlins, features the two Nashville bands bashing out a couple of tunes. Diarrhea Planet’s “Kids” is surprisingly sweet for a band called Diarrhea Planet, with some killer Southern Rock riffery, and Those Darlins cover The Vibrators’ “Sweet Sweet Heart” harmoniously, with some wicked licks of their own. Stream it via Paste.


Cloud Nothings Here and Nowhere Else Remix Album

Cloud Nothings’ Here and Nowhere Else is the kind of raw, open-hearted indie rock album that seems rare these days. But for those who want a little bleep-bloop with your Albini-produced Fender rock, you’re in luck—the band has asked some of its friends to remix the album, and the resulting Here And Nowhere Else (In Wingdings) will come out RSD via Northern Spy Records. The band’s Dylan Baldi told FACT: “These are not remixes as much as they are completely new songs, using our work only as the most skeletal outline and filling out the body with the utmost individual personality and creativity.” From what we’ve heard below, the remixes resemble something from krautrock bands like Neu! Stream it over at Stereogum.



Blitzen Trapper – “Heart of Gold”

Portland folk-rock greats Blitzen Trapper are releasing a full-album live cover album of Neil Young’s Harvest called Live Harvest, recorded at Portland’s Doug Fir Lounge. Hear their faithful cover of the title track below via Stereogum.


Merzbow + Xiu Xiu MERZXIU

Japanese noise artist Merzbow has teamed with experimental band Xiu Xiu for a nearly 40-minute joint album consisting of two extended drone pieces. Listen below via Brooklyn Vegan and feel like you’re staring down a bottomless pit. MERZXIU comes out on splattered vinyl on RSD.



Braid – “Because I Am”

Reunited Illinois indie/emo band Braid are releasing a new 7” on RSD called Kids Get Grids via Topshelf. It’s the third thing they’ve released after reuniting in 2011 following a decade-or-so hiatus, following an EP and album (2014’s No Coast). Stream the Broken Hearts Are Blue cover “Because I Am” below via Stereogum.


Nothing – “Something in the Way” (Nirvana cover)

whatever nevermind record store day Philadelphia’s Nothing have turned in a gorgeous cover of Nirvana’s “Something in the Way” that turns the song into a dreamy piano ballad. It’s on Robotic Empire’s second Nirvana tribute album called Whatever Nevermind, which also features bands like Torche, Boris, Circa Survive, Touche Amore, Kylesa and Cave In. Stream it via Noisey.


Creative Adult Ring Around the Room EP

S.F. post-punkers Creative Adult have a three-song EP headed our way RSD via Run For Cover. The title track builds steadily on slashing chords and waves of dynamics for a thrilling six minutes. The EP’s other two tracks roar even louder, leaving us with high hopes for the band’s next full-length, which they’re recording this spring. Stream it at Stereogum.






Tough Age Plays cub’s Hot Dog Day

Vancouver garage-pop band Tough Age has covered the entirety of Hot Dog Day, the second EP by their Vancouver/Mint Age forebears in twee greats cub (who, for a time, featured Neko Case on the drums, who herself has a re-release coming out RSD for some sort of conspiracy theory connect the dots shit, if you will). Down the whole bubbly concoction like a Canadian coke at Exclaim. They’ll be at L.A.’s Neon Venus April 24, Oakland’s Eli’s Mile HIle Club April 25 and S.F.’s El Rio April 28.





Sam Roberts Band – “Counting the Days”

Canadian psych-rockers Sam Roberts Band are releasing an EP of new music on RSD via Universal Music Canada called Counting the Days. It’ll be available on red vinyl with black and white splatter. Hear the nearly eight-minute drone pop of the title track below via Aesthetic Magazine.


No More Suicide Commando Single

Originally released as a 7” in 1981, this No Wave single by German band No More is probably one of the coolest things coming out on RSD. It was the band’s breakthrough single the core group disbanded in 1984, and since then the song has continued to gain in cult status, infiltrating electro DJ playlists and getting remixes from DJ Hell and Echopark. Now it’s finally seeing a reissue through Mannequin Records. Stream it via self-titled.


Qui - “Daddy Daddy Daddy”

L.A. wildmen Qui have a split 7” coming out with heap/Titus (ex-Melvins) on RSD. Hear the scrppy paranoia of the duo’s “Daddy Daddy Daddy” below. Check out that disgustingly awesome album cover! The two bands will also play a release show April 16 at Los Globos.

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